Archive for November, 2008

Pardon Me? Sarah Palin’s Turkeygate

The whole Sarah Palin turkey interview was enough to make me turn into a vegetarian (wait, I already AM a vege head!). I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that video, and now PETA has gobbled this right up. I just want to know: Where the heck was her PR person?! I mean, come ON! Or is Sarah really getting herself confused with Tina Fey? After all, this was basically an SNL skit in real life. Maybe this is what will finally doom her to eternity in Alaska (and spare the rest of us!).

Besides the sheer silliness of TV news going to the trouble of “blurring” out the death throes of the turkeys (hellOOOOOO!!), I did get a kick out of Keith O watching the clip on Countdown.

But even better is the classic WKRP in Cincinnati episode “Turkeys Away,” now watchable at Hulu.  Who could not laugh at Les Nessman’s blow-by-blow of the ill-fated turkey drop: “Oh my God, Johnny, they’re turkeys!! Johnny, can you get this? Oh, they’re plunging to the earth right in front of our eyes! One just went through the windshield of a parked car! Oh, the humanity! The turkeys are hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement! Not since the Hindenburg tragedy has there been anything like this!”

Now, that is the best Thanksgiving show of all time. (And what is it about Mr. Carlson that makes me think of George W? Tune in for a later post!)

#16: The First President Who’s Younger Than Moi!


At last! The grownups are in charge! I’m sooooooo happy! What a great day for America and the world!

The Waiting Game Begins

Today is not only Election Day — it’s also Jump Outta Your Skin You’re So Nervous About the Election Day! After overdosing on MSNBC and CNN this morning, my pal Pam and I escaped by going over to the Steeping Room for al fresco dining. Ahhhhhh…. Austin in November: sunshine and a soft breeze, great food (especially the tea and the coconut cupcake!). We sat next to a really nice guy who had two sibling Weimaraners, who just stretched out and snoozed, rising only for a bite of food and in response to an annoying barking Shih Tzu whose owners LEFT IT OUTSIDE! Don’t get me wrong; I love Shih Tzus (Sammy and Rosy in particular); what I don’t love are owners who leave their dogs unsupervised.

Then we took a stroll through the Domain (Austin’s California-style mall!). In a fit of patriotic shopping pique, we visited that all-American shopping venue, COSTCO, to grab some bites for tonight’s viewing party.

So now here we are at 7:35 p.m., antsy and still not quite breathing. Took Patsy for a walk and then chopped veggies and vacuumed! Anything to keep busy.

Just think: In 24 hours, we’ll know. Barack ON!

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